Similac Go and Grow, or other milk-based fomula?

Amanda - posted on 03/01/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Has anyone started using this formula as a transition to milk? Not sure if it's a good idea, but it is less expensive! We currently use Similac Advance. Thanks!

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Josie - posted on 03/03/2009

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My daughter is on the Go and Grow and does great with it. She use to be on the Advance also. Her doc said that if she was ok with it...he was ok with it too. It is less expensive..which is great. I have been giving her a little cows milk in her sippy cup the past few days, just to start getting her use to it. She doesn't really know what to think about the cows milk yet.

Erica - posted on 03/03/2009

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I have just switched to target brand formula b/c of the cost. My son was also on Similac and yes he had no problems but my pockets were hurting! so it cost 1/2 the amt and it's the same thing...I compared the two side by side...so far he has had no problems on target brand.

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Matthew will stay on regular formula for a while longer. Once he can drink well from a sippy cup we'll start introducing milk. My other son was about 10.5 months when we gradually started introducing small amounts of milk in place of some of his formula/breastfeeding.

I agree about the juice - way worse for their teeth than formula. There's no need for a baby to have juice.

Allyson - posted on 03/02/2009

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Amy - I noticed your response about how your Dr. wants you to switch to Juice and take your little one off Formula becuase the formula will ruin his teeth. I think you need to speak with another Dr, as I am pretty sure that this is the complete oppisite of the truth. Juice will ruin your little ones teeth and if you check around you will see that juice has no nutritious value at all. Formula is very important if you are not breastfeeding!! Keep on doing what you are doing....ignoring her and keep your little one on formula.
As for switching formula to Go and Grow - I was thinking of doing the same thing and called the Similac help line. When I spoke to them, they said that the only difference between the Advance and the Go and Grow is that Go and grow has more calcium and that I should speak with my Dr. and see if they feel it is important.

Amanda - posted on 03/02/2009

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well my daughter has no teeth yet, so it's not a concern. I asked my doc. about it and he said there's no need to switch formula since she is OK with what we use and she has tolerated lactose proteins in yogurt and cheese. Thanks for the suggestions!

Amy - posted on 03/02/2009

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are u giving them cereals and cooking with cows milk? ive started introducing it gradually in these ways. but my health visitor says hes to come off formula, and go on to juice in beakers, as the formula is going to ruin his teeth?? so she expects him to go with out any mile for 3 months untill hes 1 and hten he can have cows milk!!! altho to be honest i have ignored her, and he is sitll having a bottle of formula!! xx

Angela - posted on 03/01/2009

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i've been thinking about switching to the go and grow also. i primarily breastfeed my daughter. she only uses about a 12.9 oz can of similac advance every 3-4 weeks. it's more for convenience, when in public. i posted a convo and didn't get much feedback. i have a little left in one can and 1 more full can. after that, i think i will go with the go and grow. i checked out the labels, and most everything is the same, go and grow has a bit more of this and that, but seems pretty much the same. i plan on using it until she's about 18 mos or so, her older brothers had issues with milk, so i'm putting it off as long as possible. i think i'll also start weaning her from the breast at about a year or 15 mos. her brothers were strictly formula fed (good start), i put them on the step up formula from the earliest age i could, since it was less expensive. if you switch before i do, let me know how it goes over with your little one, i'm betting it probably tastes about the same to them.

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